Photoshop happens to be the darling software of the multimedia specialists as well as those who need to work a lot with images and effects. It comprises of a great assortment of effects and finished that is able to give a completely new dimension to any image. Here we are going to talk about the layers styles of Photoshop, which can give your interface a completely new makeover.
Metal Chrome Layer Style
This is a layering style, where the Photoshop artist uses fonts and imparts a shiny, metallic appeal to the same so that they stick out of the page and influence the viewers’ mind strongly. This chrome-like text effect amalgamates brilliantly well with any theme or backdrop and retains the impressive impact of projecting the content forcefully. The realistic rendering and 3D effect of the same team up with its hi-gloss look to give a closer-to-life feeling.
Jelly Gloss Effect
This is a colorful and casual effect created by the layering of Photoshop. So, according to us, this specialized form of text is mostly suitable for causal looking interfaces. However, the Photoshop artists opine that it looks equally great with texts and icons. The fruity colors seen on the text and icons are the major USP of this effect that stand by its name ‘jelly’. This fully editable text/icon effect comes with high resolution so that the bulged out, plump effect does not get distorted. The easy to understand tutorial is able to make even a novice master the technique.
Mixed Layer Style
Created by the designer Anil Corn, this Photoshop Layer effect offers a mix and match finish. Instead of sticking on to a particular style, the artist has preferred to present a great collection of effects. So, the range includes sparkles to bling to bold glaze to neon effect to water effect and many more styles. The initial glance at this layer style depicts the artist’s labor and time taken to create such a breathtaking effect! But, with an easy to understand tutorial we can assume that it would not be as difficult as it looks.
Metal Pack Layer Style
This design interface presents to us a platter filled with metallic textures and corresponding colors. Thus, it will never be a difficult task anymore to create effects such as gold, silver, steel, copper and brass with their respective colors. This pack of effect from Photoshop has great news to convey to the artists. The whole effect is created in one single layer and there is absolutely no need of creating a number of them and increase the size of the page.
The USP of this layer effect is in its subtle, glossy appeal without the metallic sheen. The effect is mostly applicable for texts. The designer has made use of a single color with tonal variations and neutral highlights. The resultant is a two dimensional glossy layer.
This layering effect presents a great collection of love based themes. These are concerned with the emotions and ambiance related to ‘love’. Themes such as passion, lovable and desire stand for love-based emotions, while clouds, dreams, serenity, cocoa and creamy depict love-based ambiance. The interesting thing to note in this regard is that each of the stylized fonts comes with a uniform style so that visual uniformity is maintained all throughout. But they portray colors that complement their mood. This idyllic layer effect does not require multiple layers. The whole thing will be sorted out in a single layer.
The humanity’s love for gold gets the best treatment with this layer effect. Each of the fonts in this layer stands to replicate the various forms of gold and its subsequent effects. So, if you prefer a simple yet glamorous gold outline, the layer effect will satisfy your needs. Similarly, if you wish to play a bit with the dazzling gold glow or the royal Greek gold style, the layer offers those too with their respective characteristic. The flowing feminine effect of liquid gold is also a great one. But, it is rather needless to mention that the style will demand multiple layers for getting created.
Christmas Style Effect
This Photoshop effects casts the spell of Christmas in its perfect dimension. The gold colored glossy text at the top that reads ‘Merry Christmas’ renders the mood of celebration. The ones that follow it stand solely for the holy winter festival, since they read Santa, snow, candles and saint. The red background is quite iconic as well, depicting the color of Santa Clause’s cloak.
The layering effect of Photoshop is a great device for creating the mood of an interface. Although they look highly professional and chic, the tutorials that come with the same give step by step guide to the novice too, so that the right effect is achieved.
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